Of all the things you could accuse Devin Townsend of, not releasing enough material isn’t one of them. Even though the second half of his four albums as the Devin Townsend Project aren’t out until June 21, he’s already unveiled the name of his next project. “Epicloud is the next record. Big, heavy, romantic kind of melodic stuff. Pretty, etherial and simple,” a tweet he posted over the weekend read. In response to another tweet, he answered that 10 songs were written so far, and six of them were good. He also explained that while writing for the album, he’s been “biking quite a bit and learning Lynyrd Skynyrd songs on bass.”
Deconstruction and Ghost each sound markedly different from each other. Ghost, which is technically the fourth album, was recorded third. If it finds its target audience, you’ll be hearing it in health spas everywhere as you get a deep tissue massage. Deconstruction, on the other hand, is an all-star album that’s the heaviest of the four, featuring guest musicians including Ihsahn (Emporer), Mikael Akerfeldt (Opeth), Tommy Rogers (Between the Buried and Me), Greg Puciato (The Dillinger Escape Plan) and more. There’s no word on when Epicloud will be released, whether there will be guests on it, whether it will be under the Devin Townsend Project moniker, or anything more than what Devin himself has said on Twitter. In fact, the best way to find out more information is probably by following him yourself.